Contemporary Family Justice: Policy and Practice in Complex Child Protection Decisions

Holt, Kim (2016) Contemporary Family Justice: Policy and Practice in Complex Child Protection Decisions. Jessica Kingsley, London. ISBN 9781849056267

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Abstract

Demonstrating how the law and statutory guidance applies in practice, this book is a critical account of current family justice policy and practice.

It draws on recent legislation, case law and research findings to provide clear, accessible information and advice on how to make the difficult decisions in pre-proceedings child care practice work. With reference to child protection legislation and practice frameworks, this book highlights the importance of undertaking informed and effective assessments based on the best outcome for the child. The book acknowledges the constraints facing practitioners, such as working under considerable pressure within tight time frames and focuses on the issues which commonly present as challenges for practice, such as neglect, child sexual exploitation and pre-birth assessments.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: L500 Social Work
M100 Law by area
M200 Law by Topic
M900 Other in Law
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
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Depositing User: Nancy Kelly
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2018 08:40
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2018 08:40
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/31940

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